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  • Dog bite from a neighbor family dog who is very aggressive, happened on my 9 year old daughter.Cut open her stomach.

    Do a have a case for compensation??

    Michael’s Answer

    I agree with the other answers. Bottom line is call a personal injury attorney.

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  • Time off of work due to workers comp injury. Employer reduced wages. Thereis no contract

    No contact nor other information that states this is policy.

    Michael’s Answer

    As the other attorneys indicated, some additional facts are needed. However, if you were injured on the job and you have restrictions as a result, you may qualify for wage loss. If the employer cannot accommodate your restrictions you may qualify for temporary total disability. The key is to find out if you have an allowed BWC claim. I suggest you contact an Ohio attorney who handles BWC claims. You may be entitled to an injury award as well as having your medical bills paid by the BWC.

    I strongly suggest you contact an attorney in order to discuss your claim. The initial consultation should be free. A phone call seeking initial information should also be free.

    Mike Gruhin

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  • Can the state of Ohio take my property for worker comp liens?

    I have some state of Ohio worker comp liens. I have just inherited some property and am one third owner. The other two people in the inheritance want me to sign the property over to them because they said the state will take the property for the ...

    Michael’s Answer

    Under current Ohio law, workers' compensation claim over-payments can only be recouped from future money paid in that claim or any other claim that an injured worker has or files into the future. Therefore, in the absence of fraud, the BWC has no authority to attach bank accounts or property for any existing overpayment.

    However, if you are stating that the 'lien' is related to failure to pay premiums in related to a business you own, then that is different from the above statement. In that instance you should consult with an attorney that practices in the area of Collection Law.

    Your question, unfortunately, does not give enough information to respond with anything other than generalities related to overpayment of compensation in a workers' compensation claim.

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  • In a car accident. Other persons fault. Doctor referred me for PT. Bills need paid....what do I do???

    Turned down by KNR because I didn't have a referral at the time I called them.

    Michael’s Answer

    You should call other Personal Injury attorneys. KNR is not the only firm that practices in that area. Your question does not provide enough information to give a concise answer. You should at least make a few telephone calls to speak with attorneys. Keep following your doctor's advice regarding medical treatment and follow up.

    Mike

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  • I have a workers comp claim that I wish to settle but I'm not sure how. Is this something that I can do, or do I wait on WC?

    It was a work accident 3 years ago, I had surgery with no reaming issue. I have permanent nerve damage in my leg that I will more than likely never gain feeling back again, but that is it. No pain, no other procedures are necessary, no medicatio...

    Michael’s Answer

    In my opinion, there is NO BWC claim that should be settled without advice from an attorney. There are many components to consider in your claim that I'm pretty sure you have not considered.

    The BWC normally will not contact you to settle your claim. I strongly suggest that you contact an attorney for a review of your claim. You might be surprised at all of the additional compensation you may be entitled to.

    When you state you have no remaining issues, you discuss that you will never have feeling back again. How does that affect your life, etc. It would seem that you do have remaining issues that need to be evaluated. Also, have you obtained your permanent partial disability award yet?

    You have not given enough information to have any attorney give you a complete answer to your question.

    Mike

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  • Must former employer pay me compensation wages while healing from workers comp approved and paid surgery?

    My atty says I am entitled to wage compensation while off work and healing from workers comp approved surgery due to an industrial accident, yet after two months and signing two c-84s' forms, I haven't received a workers comp wage check. 1]. What ...

    Michael’s Answer

    It is unusual that it would take any longer than 14 days from the date of approved surgery to start getting temporary total disability.

    Reasons for delay -
    1) your wages haven't been set. Your average weekly wage and full weekly wage must be set before money can be paid.

    2) Your doctor has not completed a MEDCO-14.

    3) Your lawyer has not filed a C86 motion seeking payment of TTD, however normally you get paid starting the date of approved surgery.

    Call you lawyer and find out why its taking so long to get your payment or contact another attorney for a second opinion after you call your lawyer and get his/her response.

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  • I need advice for a workers comp issue

    I have been denied now for carpal tunnel and need to have a hearing. I was originally diagnosed with tendinitis. I had a Ortho evaluation and I was told it is carpal tunnel. I want to know what I can do to resolve this matter.

    Michael’s Answer

    You don't give enough information. But, if you haven't had an EMG/NCV test that diagnosed carpal tunnel you don't have sufficient proof to succeed at hearing. Contact a workers' comp attorney quickly to discuss your situation.

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  • What to do???

    I was involved in a car accident, the car ahead of me was following to close the other car then he slam his brakes for a full stop in the middle of the freeway, i was driving a minivan and was unable to avoid hitting the car and that car hit anoth...

    Michael’s Answer

    Your insurance company has to give a 30 day notice of cancellation. Did you get the notice? What reason was given for policy cancellation.

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  • Who is responsible for irreversible brain damage associated with Rx interactions? Prescribing doctor? Nursing home? Pharmacy?

    My mother-in-law stays in an assisted-living facility, primarily because of severe psychiatric problems. The facility manages all of her medications, including some prescriptions she has taken for years for cardiovascular issues (BP&clotting) in...

    Michael’s Answer

    You should discuss this issue with an attorney who deals with medical negligence claims.

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  • How long does it takes for me to receive my workers comp settlement from the attorney general office I sign papers already

    Its my workers comp settlement

    Michael’s Answer

    6-12 weeks from date your signed the settlement forms are received by the asst attorney general handling the litigation case.

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